You are showing disrespect for the Constitution by saying that it basically carries the same weight as Kim Kardashian's wedding vows.
Teamosil: "Succession is basically overthrowing the government in one part of the country." The word is Secession, not succession
in unspoken fears.
Please, tell us where you got your information from.
No, I've been trying to educate you on the flag's history for some time. You refuse to listen to the facts.The problem with both of you is that you are denying the flags history and only taking into account it's present meaning to many Southerners. I take both into account recognizing that it still retains it's history while also taking on the new meanings Southerners have given it over time.
Fact #1: The Battle Flag was used as an identifier for Confederate units, whose ranks comprised of men who didn't own slaves and weren't motivated to serve in the Confederate army to preserve slavery.
Fact#2: Less than 1% of all Confederate officers and soldiers owned slaves. If the war was just about slavery, that would mean that every single soldier serving in the Confederate army and navy volunteered for no other reason, than to perserve slavery and that just ain't so.
Fact#3: The Stars and Stripes represented a country that allowed the existance of the institution of slavery alot longer than the Confederacy did, yet we don't hear anyone saying anything about that, which smacks of hypocrisy.
Fact#4: There was a very large and powerful abolitionist movement in England and England had all but officially abolished slavery by the time the Declaration of Independence was signed. There's evidence that the colonies saw this coming and slavery may have been one of the motivations for the Rev-War.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville